Brescia, nestling at the foot of the Alps in northern Italy, is an industrial city, with many small to medium-sized companies involved in machine tools production, mechanical and vehicle engineering, and the precision manufacturing of Beretta firearms. The city is also a major financial sector employer within Italy. Professional expatriates coming to live and work in northern Italy are welcome to join InterNations, and benefit from their membership in an exclusive global community. Through the InterNations website, expats may network online, establishing business and leisure contacts in and around Brescia with others to find friend and work acquaintances. Members are able to seek information online regarding life in Brescia, from the best shopping malls to places to dine out, and any local snippets which will help you to settle quickly into the Brescian community, simply by asking other InterNations members from the region. InterNations also publishes its own Expat Magazine, which contains more general topics of interest not only to expats in Brescia, but across the globe. It is recommended that those about to move abroad read through the various sections at their leisure beforehand.
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Brescia is known as the Leonessa d’Italia, or Lioness of Italy, and has much to offer professional expats. However, moving to a new country with an unfamiliar language and way of life is a challenge and can be quite daunting, especially if this is your first expat experience. Arranging travel, visas, shipping, filling in customs declarations, or finding an apartment or house to buy or rent need not be too stressful if valuable local information can be gleaned from other expats who have experienced moving to Brescia before you. Networking via the InterNations platform should prove very useful in answering your questions on moving to and living in Brescia, and the InterNations Expat Magazine, which is exclusive to members, gives many practical pieces of advice on a range of topics. So browse through the magazine and get networking before moving to Brescia!
The InterNations member base is constantly growing and enables you to find expatriates working in Italy and the area around Brescia itself. You can ask for advice on local customs, working traditions and business practices to help you settle in to your new job location quickly. Socializing with fellow expats with similar interests via the InterNations platform can quickly break the ice, and in Brescia there is a lot to see and do. The famous Mille Miglia car race started and finished in Brescia, and today cars of the same era parade and re-enact the 1000 mile race at legal speeds each May. Brescia has its own soccer team, Brescia Calcio, and Rugby Lionessa 1928 play matches within the city. The Renaissance Piazza della Loggia holds frequent markets and concerts, whilst the Roman Tempio Catapolino and Lombard monastery of San Salvatore (Santa Giulia) are well worth exploring with fellow expats. Whatever your interests, the InterNations website is your key to finding new friends and business acquaintances in Brescia and beyond!